MUSIC REVIEWS

Tanya Mezh Releases “Lying Looks Bad on You” (SINGLE)

Moscow, Russia-born Tanya Mezh is achieving a global reach. The blossoming singer born in December 2009 began her musical journey at four years old with vocal lessons and learning to play multiple instruments. She attracted considerable attention after winning the 2021 International Music Contest in the Children’s New Wave category. …

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James Robert Webb – Ride of Die (EP)

James Robert Webb’s six-track EP Ride or Die stakes his claim as one of the most important new voices in modern country music. He mixes anthemic compositions alongside raucous life-celebrating tracks that are sure to find widespread favor. It lays the groundwork for Webb’s next full-length collection Weekend Outlaw, but still leaves a …

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Keith A. Getchell “Send Your River” (SINGLE)

Oregon-based songwriter Keith A. Getchell’s “Send Your River” has a decidedly human message. It doesn’t have any political axe to grind. It doesn’t have a social cause de jour to champion. Instead, it flies the flag for individual sanctity. Life calls upon us to follow our heart, and Getchell’s “Send …

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High Road “Straight From The Heart” (LP)

Retrospection, both poetic and aesthetical the same, has been the greater theme of country in the gospel slot this past year, but while they aren’t rejecting this trend in their new album Straight from the Heart, High Road can’t be accused of trying to blend in with a crowd here, either. Straight from the …

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Chris Chitsey “Every Small Town” (SINGLE)

While his peers are seeming content to relive the past in their work through one melody or another, Chris Chitsey doesn’t want to be the same kind of ranch poet that has dominated the country music conversation for five generations and beyond. FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/chrischitsey/ In Chitsey’s new single, which is …

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Mark Conklin “The Gospel According to Mark” (LP)

Co-produced with Grammy award-winning Mark Prentice, Mark Conklin’s new collection, The Gospel According to Mark, exponentially expands on the New Jersey native’s musical vision. The album’s predecessor, an EP release entitled Starting Over, established his reputation as a major league singer/songwriter after a near-lifetime as an artist manager and music executive. …

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Pangaea “Come Together”

Pangaea’s music pulls off a neat trick. It invites a bevy of comparisons without ever sounding guilty of imitation. Their cover of The Beatles’ “Come Together” aims to clear a high bar. Refurbishing the work of arguably the single most influential rock band in history without inviting mockery is a …

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Liam Purcell and Cane Mill Road ”Yellow Line” (LP)

The second album from Liam Purcell and Cane Mill Road, Yellow Line, consolidates the band’s position as one of the pre-eminent bluegrass outfits today. The young Purcell possesses gifts far beyond his years as he’s just now enjoying the afterglow of graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. He’s surrounded …

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